English Literature and Philosophy with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS

Course summary

Overview If you love engaging with literature from across the world and across time, and are also drawn to the big questions about the world around you, then our BA in English Literature and Philosophy might be the perfect fit for you. We offer an integrated program that will give you the opportunity to explore inspiring literary texts guided by the dedicated team in our world-famous School of Literature, Drama, and Creative Writing, and to uncover the philosophical questions which drive them within the active community of our Department of Philosophy. In this degree course you'll have the chance to develop your knowledge and understanding across the two subjects and hone new critical thinking skills through the study of a variety of literary and philosophical texts. You'll start by exploring the intellectual links between the two areas, but as your interests deepen, you'll be given the opportunity to adjust the balance of the specialised modules towards either literature or philosophy. You'll be taught and guided by a dedicated teaching team whose research expertise covers a wide variety of topics spanning both historical and contemporary perspectives. About Philosophy offers a systematic quest for discovering the truth about human nature, its place in the wider world, while reflecting on how different systems of beliefs about the natural and the divine come into being. English Literature will immerse you in a parallel journey offering profound insights into the human experience and the questions it poses. In this course you'll embark on a thought-provoking exploration of the human condition by following the interactions between these two disciplines. You'll discover how philosophers and writers have approached existential questions. You’ll examine the literary artistry of thinkers such as Plato and Nietzsche, who invite us into philosophy in exciting and unexpected ways. And you’ll discuss how novels, poems and other kinds of artwork help us understand the complex worlds that we inhabit. Studying English Literature and philosophy together at university will be a challenging and satisfying experience. You'll be supported by a friendly community of students and staff. You'll reflect on the connections between the two disciplines and explore your own emerging perspectives through interactive classroom activities. Our active Philosophy Society, Philosophy Public Lecture Series and Research Seminar offer even more opportunities to discuss with peers and staff a series of contemporary issues to which the two disciplines contribute actively. If you are interested to pursue a deeper grasp of the existential and intellectual issues raised in literary texts, our BA in English Literature and Philosophy is for you. The degree will give you a rich academic journey that will blend thought-provoking modules and opportunities for developing a set of versatile skills. On our BA English Literature and Philosophy with a Placement Year, you’ll normally spend 9-12 months of your third year in a placement, gaining invaluable working experience and employability skills in a relevant area of your choice. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade 4 or C and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or C. We welcome a wide range of qualifications and combinations of qualifications - for further information please contact us at (Website Link)

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS: 6.0 overall (minimum 5.5 in each component)

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details: https://www.uea.ac.uk/apply/our-admissions-policy/english-language-equivalencies

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £20600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. Fees for continuing students (i.e. those on courses of greater than one year in length) will normally increase annually. This increase will not exceed 4% or the % increase of the UK Government regulated fee whichever is higher. The fee increase is based on the fee for the year that you register. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.
English Literature and Philosophy with a Placement Year at University of East Anglia UEA - UCAS